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Resilience in Leadership: Key Behaviors for Self-Care and Caring for Others

ISSUP are pleased to present their Webinar on Resilience in Leadership.

The recent COVID pandemic has magnified the chronic stressors that leaders deal with, which can lead to burnout. This talk argues that leaders have the ability to influence and impact their team’s and organization’s resilience through their words and actions. But in order to do that, leaders have to build and maintain their own self-resilience first. Drawing on the latest research and compelling case studies based on his executive coaching experience, Dr. Kaissi will propose a practical model of resilience that he uses with his clients. This evidence-based model focuses on the importance of optimism, compassion and gratitude on the one hand, and self-care behaviors such as short reflections; strategic breaks; realistic boundaries between work and personal lives; and healthy sleep habits on the others. Supported by real-life case studies and interviews, this talk is based on the speaker’s recent book: “Humbitious: The Power of Low-Ego, High-Drive Leadership”, and focuses on tangible take-home behaviors that leaders can implement right away.


Dr. Amer Kaissi is an-award winning Professor of Healthcare Administration at Trinity University in Texas. He teaches Leadership and Public Speaking. He is also a certified executive coach. Amer is the author of the book “Intangibles: The Unexpected Traits of High-Performing Healthcare Leaders,” which has won the 2019 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Book of the Year award. His recent book “Humbitious: the Power of Low-Ego, High-Drive Leadership,” published in 2022, received the Bugbee-Falk Book Award by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two teenagers. He was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He can be found at



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